The paper describes how the concept of sustainability has modified the vision of water perspectives and development strategies. Sustainability implies that water must not be regarded as an unlimited resource, but a limiting factor for development. This has given rise to the need for integrating the physical components of availability, demand and delivery of water into comprehensive simulation systems describing the interactive relations among the social, the economical and the environmental aspects of the water allocation problem. Therefore, from the optimisation techniques of the eighties, which results could be hardly understood by the stakeholders, the new tendencies aim at describing the consequences of possible interventions in terms of indicators ranging from simple physical and chemical to the complex environmental and socio-economical ones.

From traditional to sustainable water management: new approaches and tools

TODINI, EZIO
2007

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The paper describes how the concept of sustainability has modified the vision of water perspectives and development strategies. Sustainability implies that water must not be regarded as an unlimited resource, but a limiting factor for development. This has given rise to the need for integrating the physical components of availability, demand and delivery of water into comprehensive simulation systems describing the interactive relations among the social, the economical and the environmental aspects of the water allocation problem. Therefore, from the optimisation techniques of the eighties, which results could be hardly understood by the stakeholders, the new tendencies aim at describing the consequences of possible interventions in terms of indicators ranging from simple physical and chemical to the complex environmental and socio-economical ones.
2007
Reducing the Vulnerability of Societies to Water Related Risks at the Basin Scale
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E. Todini
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